Asked Questions

Asked Questions

Before you fill out the contact form please read through our FAQ

Keep in mind that 90% of my time in the one on one training sessions focus on educating and training you. Being that you live with your dog, it is far more vital that you understand how to teach your dog, guide it, and graduate its behaviors. I will show you the fundamentals to work on daily.

All dogs are trainable. However, every dog is different. We may have to try a variety of training methods to learn which techniques work best for you and your dog to get to your training needs.

Consistency, communication, and transparency.

Communication: I will never know your dog as well as you. The success of your dog’s training depends on our level of communication during the training progress.
Transparency: If you find that any part of my training methods, services, techniques, or daily homework doesn’t fit your lifestyle, please tell me as soon as possible. I prefer improvising and molding a new plan, then having you and your furry friend struggle with something that can easily be changed.
Consistency: I ask clients to practice every day and contact me at least bi-weekly to keep up the building blocks to our goals. If you don’t contact me after our training sessions, it will be assumed that our lesson and training plan has helped resolve your dog’s behavioral issues, and you are no longer in need of our services.

Learning to manage your dog’s behavior can be as quick as one lesson. Training your dog to do new behaviors takes a whole lot more understanding, time, and commitment. Weekly sessions are recommended for long-term results. A specific program for you and your dog will be suggested in the initial consultation.

I offer a wide range of pricing options to cater to your needs, my programs range from $1497 to $5797. The exact cost depends on the specific goal and urgency that you have. I offer dog training services in a variety of ways to cover different needs and budgets.

I will create an individualized plan to suit your dog’s personality and your lifestyle.

To efficiently find and correct where your dogs’ issues are stemming from, I test and evaluate the dog’s behavior and level of communication. Once I can determine what methods will help with your issues, I will design a customized training plan based on:

  • Your dog’s current level of training
  • Your family environment and lifestyle
  • Ideal goals for your dog

Relationship and Success based dog training is a long term process.

  • 1st- Transformation; through clear communication and structure
  • 2nd- Process; follow a plan that is based on gradual progress
  • 3rd- Lifestyle; find enjoyable ways to sustain it (play, food, adventures,etc.)

Most people that contact me want to stop unwanted behaviors. It takes most people by surprise when I mention that; the healthiest way to avoid things reverting back to where they were is to form a more beneficial relationship, one based on structure and clear communication. First, I teach my clients to communicate and train their dogs to new behaviors and habits; then, we start focusing on enjoyable ways to maintain their dog’s desire to continue to behave and respond in the way we wish they will.

  • For long-term change, you must practice the specific training instructions shown to you for at a minimum of 5-15 minutes per day, 2-4 times per day.
  • For successful training results, everyone handling the dog will need to follow our agreed plan to keep behaviors from reverting to the previous state.
  • There is an approximate time range for how long dogs take to learn new commands, however, due to each household’s variables, I cannot guarantee the exact time that will be needed to achieve behavioral goals.

Being that there are so many variables in each home and each dog’s life, results cannot be guaranteed. Results depend on building a healthy relationship between you and your dog and advancing their level of training with consistent practice. Though some behaviors can be changed with one session, you will need to thoroughly understand my methods to maintain results.

All my training is based on positive reinforcement, however I am a balanced dog trainer; I use modern and science based techniques to set your dog up for success. Together we will integrate modern canine behavioral science with a variety of dog training techniques such as; relationship-based training, natural dog training, mirror training, clicker training, and model/rival training. These are techniques that anyone can easily implement, not just the trainer or owner.
Dogs genuinely enjoy pleasing their owners. By taking advantage of this, we use everyday rewards to reinforce learning and tap into the natural process that has allowed dogs to become an extension of our families for centuries.

I’ve created a “Goals and History” form to save you time. I need to know as much information as possible to understand you and your dog’s lifestyle. Before our first training session, I will have you fill out this form to save you time and money during our sessions.

No, the perfect client for me wants more than that. I can help anyone stop their dog’s unwanted behaviors. However, concentrating on stopping things doesn’t mean you will have a joyful relationship with your dog. Building a happy relationship takes tapping into the dog’s personality and finding the time to teach and celebrate wanted behaviors using their favorite rewards and games. That is how your human-dog team becomes the best it can be, a dream team.

I am a family dog trainer. I have worked with a variety of dogs of different ages and breeds who have exhibited a broad spectrum of behaviors, including dogs with fear and aggression issues. I’ve taught basic obedience, behavior modification, and novelty tricks. I have had success with both one-on-one private training sessions as well as group classes, though we feel that faster results are achieved with weekly private sessions.

I receive the greatest joy from teaching humans how to communicate with their dog. I focus on showing clients the tools needed to handle unexpected situations with their dogs as their relationship evolves. With trust and consistency, dogs and humans can achieve a fun, trusting relationship.

By integrating your training around other dogs, many behavior issues can be resolved. After a  group class, your dog will learn to be calm and relaxed around other distractions; therefore, more receptive to training and behavior corrections in real world situations

  • Loose-leash walking (leash pulling)
  • Leash Reactivity
  • Puppy mouthing/biting
  • Housetraining
  • Crate and “place” training
  • Off-Leash Walks
  • E-collar Training
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Attentiveness
  • Distraction-proof
  • Destructiveness
  • Excessive barking
  • Fear
  • Trick Training
  • Tools, properly using them and how to phase them out.

What is The Focus during Private Sessions and Seminar/Workshops?